Communications beat Credit Crunch

Our household bills seem to be going up in every sector; electricity, gas and food prices have all seen a rise within the last 12 months. But it seems as though we are getting a good deal when it comes to communication services, such as internet, television, phone and radio.

Ofcom report that we spend an average of seven hours and nine minutes a day using these services, a rise of six minutes since 2006. Despite the increase, we are now paying about £1.53 a month less, at approximately £93.63 a month. The reason for the decrease is said to be due to improved customer deals when buying multiple services through one provider.